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Ready For a new me

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Good evening everyone,

Over the last two years has been a roller coaster of emotions and poor eating and no exercise. The Result is weight gain of 60 pounds.

Goals:

1. Drink half my weight in water. As I lose weight recalculate. I have been drinking g too many carbonated beverages. I plan to replace those beverages slowly as to not get a withdrawal and headaches.

2. Read the bible every morning before getting up. Have God guide me and motivate me for the day ahead.

3. Fruit and vegetables: Start stocking up the fridge with snack size veggies and to replace the salty chips and snack cakes with the sweet citrus tasting fruit.

4. Exercise: Start slowly and work my way up to walking 3 miles a day. Start attending the local pool aerobics and the fitness center for the use of treadmill and bike while it is not good weather out.

5. Check in with Spark teams to get a dose of motivation and feedback along the way of my journey. I know that I have done it once before so I know that I can do it again.

Hope whoever views this has an Awesome evening with whatever you do.

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Sharon

  
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SUNSET09 4/9/2014 5:49AM

  emoticon You are on your way! Believe it, see it, achieve it! I'm with you on #2! emoticon emoticon and emoticon . emoticon

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JAKENELL 4/7/2014 9:58AM

    It's seems like we've shared the same path the past two years! Now, we need to share the road to a healthy life!
I like your goals and am sure you can reach them. It will take determination and effort but you can do it!
Sheila

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CHERIJ16 4/6/2014 3:04PM

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STEPBYSTEP1955 4/5/2014 5:32PM

    emoticon goals and plan!
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KADULAC 4/4/2014 8:48PM

    That is a great plan. Baby steps is what it takes. emoticon

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PRESBESS 4/4/2014 1:20PM

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Stay focused on your goals. Kick the negative thoughts that may come your way to the curb right at the moment. Make it happen!
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WENDYASEDBERRY 4/4/2014 12:50PM

    You have taken an AWESOME step by writing down specific and attainable goals! There are days that will be difficult but just keep your commitments in mind and you will definitely get there! emoticon

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A Surprise Christmas Gift

Saturday, December 28, 2013

I received a call from our local animal shelter. The person said that they are holding a couple of dogs for Robert Mercure. I told her that she must have the wrong number because we have not adopted any dogs. I told her that we tried to adopt a Siberian Huskey but the ASPCA wouldn't let us bring her home because we were going to keep her outside.

The lady said that a older gentleman came in and picked out two dogs and said they are for his grandson. She asked if we would like to have them fixed. I told her that we are coming out to see what they look like.

So without further ado let me introduce to you Isabel a cream color Labrador retriever
And Eragon a Dalmatian and Labrador retriever mix .

I went over to dads yesterday and he asked Robert if he liked his Christmas present. Robert said yes and how did you know what I wanted. My dad told Robert that he happen to be on Facebook the day that we posted about ASPCA wouldn't let us bring the dog home. He said one thing he can't stand for his Grandson to be heart broken. So he called our local shelter and asked if anyone could adopt a dog and if there is any restrictions on where we keep them. He said that the person said that if you have a fence area then you can keep the dogs outside or inside whatever your preference is.

Hope whoever reads this has an Awesome Weekend with whatever you do. Also have an Wonderful 2014.

Sharon

  
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LINDAM.1 2/4/2014 1:08AM

  our dog is from another state rescue. Our cat was on the road playing and the young ladies who took him home found out they are allergic to cats.

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SWEET-SUE 1/21/2014 7:48AM

    Dog lovers...you must see this! I promised you will be delighted...

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KADULAC 12/30/2013 10:21PM

    That's wonderful. What beautiful dogs. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

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COCOLYNNE 12/30/2013 5:57PM

  They are gorgeous!! Hope you have fun with your new pups

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BTRX71 12/30/2013 2:19AM

    emoticon on welcoming your newest family members! They are very good looking dogs and what a great surprise gift! Enjoy!

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LINDA! 12/29/2013 6:40PM

    Cute dog.

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BIGPAWSUP 12/29/2013 3:24PM

    Congrats on the new additions.

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MNABOY 12/29/2013 2:19PM

    Like a new family member

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JAKENELL 12/29/2013 11:03AM

    What a wonderful Christmas present! Those pups will just keep giving love - a true gift that keeps on giving! They are beautiful!
Sheila

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KRAZY4KATZ 12/29/2013 8:58AM

    I can't believe they wouldn't let you adopt a Siberian Huskey because you were going to keep it outside. Granted not chained up and with proper housing and warmth, but what dog isn't outside in a fenced yard at one time or another? What a great Grandpa!

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A Busy Day

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Good evening everyone,
I woke up early and decided to go for a walk before breakfast then come back and fix breakfast just for me. My husband had taken my son out for a guy's breakfast out. Robert always look forward to it too.

After breakfast had to get ready to go to the bowling alley for Robert's fall league. He is on a new team with two teenage twin girls. Robert wanted to eat at the bowling alley but all that the place had was deep fried foods. So I told Robert that we are eating before we go.

After the bowling was done we came back home and got ready for supper. After supper I went on another walk, this time with my son.

When we came in the door, my husband asked me if I could go to Sonic and get some drinks. That idea was put on the back burner when my son said he couldn't complete his homework.

I told Robert that all we have to do is recycle the wireless and it should work. The school that my son goes to doesn't use paper for homework, but uses computers. They do have to do tests on paper.

I hope everyone has an Fantastic Weekend with all that you do.

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Sharon

  
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HIKETOHEIGHTS 8/26/2013 4:35PM

    Great way to enjoy life
Victoria
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KADULAC 8/26/2013 2:44PM

    It sounds like you had a good busy day. emoticon

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MTRACHEL 8/26/2013 12:09AM

    I love walking, especially with my son. It's always time well spent. Have a great week!

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BIGPAWSUP 8/25/2013 10:08PM

    Sounds like a very busy, but good, day.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 8/25/2013 1:16PM

    Busy day but full of family time!

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    You did have a busy day and it sounds like a good one. emoticon emoticon

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Summer Challenges

Friday, June 28, 2013

All week I have been outside with my 13 year old son. I have been supervising him trimming the bushes in the front yard. I feel guilty about having him do all the work because the doctor has put me on weight restrictions with my back. She doesn't want me bending, pulling, pushing or lifting more than 5 pounds.

So we only spend 15 minutes out there at a time so that I don't over do on standings.

Doctor also told me to take Robert with me to the grocery store so that I am not over doing on the restrictions. Doctor also said to stay away from the fitness center. I am worried that I will gain back all the weight I have lost due to not working out. She did say that I could walk for 15 minutes at a time. But to rest for 20 afterwards.

This is why I haven't been around on the challenges this week. But will probably pop in to see how everyone else is doing.

Hope everyone has a good weekend with all you do.
Until next time,

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Sharon

I am scheduled to go and see a specialist in late July.

  
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DUSTYPRAIRIE 7/2/2013 7:03PM

    Robert is awesome! It's hard when we have to heavily rely on someone, especially a teen. God has his reasons. All the same....

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/30/2013 10:52AM

    Sorry to hear about all your restrictions. Are you feeling better?
Chair exercises can be an exertion on your back too.

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GORIANA 6/29/2013 2:51PM

    Sharon, do not feel bad about having your kids do chores...

Are you ok for swimming or water walking? It is very low impact and it is nice to be in the water.

Sometimes when I have to take it easy, I watch my food better, so it might actually make eating easier. Good luck.

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NESSAGIRL67 6/29/2013 1:54PM

    I'm sorry to hear about your restrictions. Please rest up and take it easy. I hope you feel better soon.

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PENNEYV 6/29/2013 8:42AM

    emoticon best way to recover is to take good care of yourself. You are boosting your sons self esteem by allowing him to help you when you need it. Praying you will soon be back in the game. emoticon

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LAURELSPARK 6/29/2013 7:49AM

    Sorry to hear about your troubles. Listen to your doctor and you'll be yourself in no time!

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PLAYFULLKITTY 6/29/2013 6:33AM

    Sorry to hear about that :( But for one, it is good for Robert to do some extra work... plus since you are supervising, you get more time together...as for the exercising...look up some chair ones and ask your doctor about them. I know when i was at my heaviest and couldn't do a lot of standing, these were great... and they really do give you a good work out...just ask your doc first :) Don't let this be a set back...just an obstacle course to get through :)

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MELAMA210 6/28/2013 10:22PM

    I was on exercise restrictions for over 10 months, and found that if I kept my food spot on, that I was able to lose a little and atleast maintain most weeks. Watch what you are eating and where your calories are. From my experience, I did good when I was no higher than 1300 calories with maybe on higher day of no more the 1375. Its very discouraging not being able to exercise, but know that just because you cant exercise doenst mean the weight wont come off. If you need anything, feel free to stop by my page or send me a message. Ill be happy to share tips with you! emoticon

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KADULAC 6/28/2013 6:52PM

    Don't feel bad about asking your son to help you out. A lot of times kids are glad they can be a help when mom or dad aren't up to it; it gives them pride in themselves. Just remember to show him you appreciate him. I hope you get better soon. emoticon

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BELIEVING-N-ME 6/28/2013 4:05PM

    emoticon Feel better soon!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/28/2013 1:54PM

    You take care of yourself!! That is what is important. We are all here trying to get healthy - so recovery is first and foremost.

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ROBBIEY 6/28/2013 12:27PM

  Get well soon!!!

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MICKEYMAX 6/28/2013 12:24PM

    Feel better soon!

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WILDFLOWERR_ 6/28/2013 12:23PM

    Praying for you! Maybe you could try some of Sparkpeoples chair exercises!
Have a Blessed Day!
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GRANDMA1951 6/28/2013 12:17PM

    Hope you're doing better. It's hard being laid up, especially when you want to be doing something. Good luck. Listen to the doc so that you'll get better quicker.

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17 Years ago today

Friday, June 07, 2013

17 Years ago today my husband and I were married at 2 PM at the First Baptist church in Clarksville Arkansas. My husband told my three brothers not to do anything to the car since we have to drive 9 hours to Kansas city Moussri. We flew out to Niagara falls. Where we spent one week. My Aunt called to say come over and eat with us and take a swim. So we drove Ontario drive which was beautiful to her house. We unwrapped the gifts and then later went back to the hotel. When we arrived home mom called to say that she was locked out of the car. So I went to unlock the car and picked up Ginger to bring home. We no longer have Ginger but do remember the good times. Our son now asks when he can go to Niagara falls.

My husband always brings home something good and fattening to eat. Last night wasn't like any other. He surprised me with a Boston creme cake and a bag of peanuts. The cake is gone now and look forward to a better tomorrow.

I hope that whoever reads this has a good weekend.

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Sharon

  
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DEBSZOO74 6/12/2013 9:08PM

    Happy belated anniversary to you and your husband! emoticon I hope you had a wonerful day!

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LEW0213 6/11/2013 10:45AM

    Belated Happy Anniversary, Sharon. Here's to another 17 years at least!
Hugs, Linda

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DONNA_VT 6/11/2013 9:39AM

    I'm finally catching up with blogs . . . .Happy Anniversary . . . .belated.

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LOVETOLAUGH56 6/9/2013 8:39PM

    Yes, happy Wedding Anniversary

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KENZYE 6/9/2013 4:00PM

    Lovely picture. The backdrop is splendid. Niagara Falls is one of my favorite places.

Many Happy Anniversaries!

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DIDMIS 6/9/2013 2:05AM

    Nice pic and nice blog. Thanks. You had fun.

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LINDA! 6/8/2013 10:34PM

    emoticon Lovely picture. I also love Niagara Falls.

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DRAGONFLY126 6/8/2013 6:47PM

    That was lovely . Thanks for sharing your photo. Aww to be that young again, lol.

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NORMAINIRELAND 6/8/2013 5:56PM

    Happy anniversary

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MNABOY 6/8/2013 1:20PM

    I vaguely remember 42 years ago but I guess I better start thinking.

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LILYDOG11 6/8/2013 1:18PM

    emoticon Your blog was nice !!

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CANICE 6/8/2013 10:24AM

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"The LORD bless you and keep you;
The LORD make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The LORD lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. "

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LOVESLIFE48 6/8/2013 10:03AM

    emoticon Thanks for sharing the picture!! Awesome looking couple!!
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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 6/8/2013 5:11AM

    Happy 17th Anniversary to you & your DH! Continue to celebrate your love for one another throughout the coming year.

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BARBIE176 6/8/2013 1:34AM

    Happy Anniversary! Boston Crème cake sounds delish! Niagra Falls is on my Bucket List. Very beautiful picture. emoticon

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WILDFLOWERR_ 6/7/2013 9:55PM

    Nice PIC!
Happy Anniversary! emoticon

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HIKETOHEIGHTS 6/7/2013 8:49PM

    mmmm cake & boston cream, he is a keeper! Happy Anniversary and happy weekend to you as well!
Victoria
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    emoticon You have a good weekend also!

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BIGPAWSUP 6/7/2013 7:15PM

    Happy Anniversary! congrats!

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